Student Court Application

Congratulations on being nominated for Penn State’s 2023 Homecoming Court! Now that you’ve been nominated, your next step is to complete the following application with information pertaining to your experiences as a Penn State student. We want you to know that being on the Student Court is a great honor, but also a considerable time commitment between selection and Homecoming itself. By tradition, the Homecoming Court recognizes some of our school’s finest students who have exemplified Penn State’s six core values and have demonstrated their passion in the following areas: 

  • Academics 
  • Community Service
  • Student Involvement 
  • Leadership 

Your involvement in these four areas and commitment to our core values will be the basis by which your application will be reviewed and rated by your peers and select Penn State Faculty and Staff. 

Your application will be kept confidential and will be reviewed anonymously by the judging committee. When completing the application, please do NOT include your name on your resume. 

The deadline for your application is Wednesday, September 9th at 5 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please recognize that this is a sizable time-commitment and as members of the Court, you are expected to be at as many events as possible. Faculty and Staff Panel Interviews will take place on September 14th and 15th  from 5:0010:00pm, and Court Workshop on October 1st6 pm. 

If you are selected to be a member of the Homecoming Court, attendance  

If you have any questions or concerns, please come to the Homecoming Office at 227B HUB at any time
on Wednesday, September 13th or contact the Court Relations Director, Ella Whartenby, at 

Good luck with your application! For the Glory – “Guide State Forward!” 

Contact the Court Relations Director, Paige Myers, at with any questions. 

NOTE: Expected graduation must be either Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 

(This will be kept anonymous during the review process.)
(This will be kept anonymous during the review process.)

Please attach the following items with your application:

*If your schedule or resume does not upload please email it to Thank you.

Please enter the contact information for a professional reference (from within your student leadership roles).

Please enter the contact information for a character witness who still attends Penn State.

Essay Questions

Please answer the following questions in relation to your experiences as a Penn State University student. Also, please make every response 500 words or less.

Please make your personal contact a roommate/student in the State College area